Terms & Policies



We will accept reservations in specific rooms on a first come, first served basis. Please include your first preferences for rooms in your correspondence with us and we will try to place you in your preferred room type. A deposit of $500 of the total retreat package is required to hold your spot. The payment may be made by PayPal. Please contact us by email for a full list of policies and requirements.


Cancellation of your package is non-refundable. The $500 deposit which is required at the time of booking can not be refunded by our staff. We do, in some cases, offer a transfer of deposit to another future travel date. Please consult by email if you need to cancel your trip.


Your Esencia Solar Retreat is located at Casa Amarilla, in Dominical, Costa Rica. The Estate is a large house on a high hill on the outskirts of town, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The walk to the beach/ town takes approximately 10 minutes (about 0.5 km) We suggest only walking to town in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the heat. The home is family owned and operated, and is very comfortable, intimate and secure. Our rooms feature free amenities to make you feel completely comfortable and at home. Services included are 24 hr. concierge, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Free WiFi in all areas of the hotel, Cable TV, Ceiling Fans and standing fans and A.C in all rooms, Small Refrigerators (large refrigerators in full kitchens of apartment rooms), Filtered Drinking Water available 24/7 in the shared kitchen, Bathroom amenities like shampoo, conditioner and shower gel, Maps of the area and information book, Yoga Mats and other props, Free Parking. There is no spa onsite, but spa treatments can be given by visiting practitioners in individual rooms.


Please inform us if you have any medical conditions that we should be aware of, or any allergies or food intolerances that you have so that we can prepare foods that are suitable to your diet. If you have issues with stairs, please inform us so that we can give you a more accessible room. We pride ourselves on our inclusiveness, with all activities available to our guests no matter their physical ability or experience.